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Wednesday, 21 December 2011
We are hanging in there!
Our plan to read a holiday book a day in December has slipped slightly off course... I was short a few books and got too busy to fill those slots with borrowed ones.

But we did take time for a book we treasure last night.
Brian Wildsmith's A Christmas Story is the simply told story of a baby donkey and the girl who cares for him while his mother sets off on a journey with her neighbours~ Mary and Joseph.

I love how the story is so simply told, and the focus is held to the donkey and the child (and the little tabby cat trailing along) as they follow in the footsteps of the Nativity story... encountering all of the players along the way, but unaware of the story unfolding beyond their own.
 Gorgeously illustrated, with golden bursts, twinkling snow and rich hillsides illuminated by stunning angels, the larger story is seen through windows and heard from spectators.
Very effectively done.
The multiple layers of the story and pictures will allow children to enjoy it with fresh wonder each year.♥♥


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